Company Has Emerged From Receivership, Says It Is Ready To Resume Akoya Program
Lisa Airplanes will be at Oshkosh again this year, the second consecutive year they will participate at the show. But that wasn't a foregone conclusion. The company went into receivership last year, and has been restructured. The company said in a news release that they emerged from receivership in April, and has been able to re-start activity on the Akoya program.
Agency Heads Discuss Joint Work On Asteroid Capture Mission
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and the president of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) met in Washington Wednesday, July 10, to discuss the importance of international cooperation in space, especially the continued support for the International Space Station.
Pictures The Result Of Three Years Of IBEX Imagery
Like a comet, the solar system has a tail. NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) has for the first time mapped out the structure of this tail, which is shaped like a four-leaf clover. Scientists describe the tail, called the heliotail, based on the first three years of IBEX imagery in a paper published in the July 10 edition of the Astrophysical Journal.
Air Force Maj. Larry J. Hanley Went Down November 4, 1969
The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced this week that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors.
Returned To Home Base For Stand-Down After Operations In Arizona
Aircrews, maintainers and two Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System-equipped C-130 aircraft assigned to the Air Force Reserve Command's 302nd Airlift Wing returned to Peterson AFB in Colorado July 7 after supporting aerial fire fighting operations for five days at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, AZ.
Mission Should Look For Signs Of Past Life, Demonstrate Technology For Future Human Exploration
The rover NASA will send to Mars in 2020 should look for signs of past life, collect samples for possible future return to Earth, and demonstrate technology for future human exploration of the Red Planet, according to a report provided to the agency.
Looking To Lure 'Top Tier' Aerospace Companies To The Region
Economic development officials in northwest Florida say new hangars are needed at the recently-opened Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (KECP) in an effort to attract "top tier" aerospace companies to the region.
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Piper Aircraft has completed flight tests of a Piper Archer powered by 93 octane premium unleaded automotive gasoline. Piper worked with Airworthy AutoGas LLC, Phoenix, AZ, to prove the concept in a test flight regime conducted from the company's Vero Beach manufacturing campus. The FAA announced Wednesday that it plans to publish "soon" the final rule that will increase the qualification requirements for first officers who fly for U.S. passenger and cargo airlines. SpaceX has released a video of a June 14 test of its Grasshopper, which flew 325 m (1066 feet)--higher than Manhattan's Chrysler Building--before smoothly landing back on the pad. All this... and MORE in t
Another ‘Impossible Dream’ Achieved in Human Powered Helicopter Challenge
The American Helicopter Society (AHS) and Sikorsky Aircraft presented the Sikorsky Prize for the flight of a human-powered helicopter a special ceremony Thursday at The Soccer Centre in Vaughan, Ontario where the record-breaking flight was conducted on June 13.
Maintains Priority Programs And Provides Consistent Direction To NASA, Does Not Fund Asteroid Retrieval Mission
The Space Subcommittee of the House Science Committee on Wednesday approved a draft bill to reauthorize programs at NASA for two years, including a topline budget of $16.8 billion dollars for the agency, which the subcommittee chairman says is consistent with the requirements of the Budget Control Act.
Moak Pledges To Make Transition 'Smooth And Seamless' For Union Members
ALPA has released a statement praising the FAA for increasing the minimum qualification requirements for first officers (copilots) who fly for U.S. passenger and cargo airlines. The union says the new regulations, which go into effect on August 1, reflect its efforts on several fronts and incorporate several ALPA recommendations.
Calio: U.S. Government Should Not Pick Winners And Losers In The International Aviation Business
Airlines for America (A4A) President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio testified Wednesday before the House Foreign Affairs Committee’s Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade, addressing the administration’s misguided agreement with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to establish a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) preclearance facility at Abu Dhabi International Airport – a facility that no U.S. carrier serves.
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